[Olsr-dev] OLSRd on Android

C. Scott Ananian (spam-protected)
Wed Apr 6 17:51:52 CEST 2011

On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 11:28 AM, Henning Rogge <(spam-protected)> wrote:
> On Wednesday 06 April 2011 17:08:56 C. Scott Ananian wrote:
>> * Any thoughts on whether OLSR is suitable for power-limited mobile
>> devices?  I've heard some claim that AODV-based schemes would be more
>> appropriate.
> The problem is more that switching your phone to adhoc mode will turn off the
> power saving magic it has for station mode... which means your battery will be
> dead within 2-8 hours. With or without OLSRd.
>> * Is setting wifi to adhoc mode
>> (http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=82) the only reason
>> for needing to be root?  Or are there other aspects which aren't yet
>> supported by the NDK?
> OLSRd sets kernel routes... you need to be root to do this.

Thanks for the info.

>> * What sorts of information are exported by OLSR which could be the
>> basis of a visualization?  Has anyone thought about visualizing the
>> OLSR mesh and/or connection status?
> There are a few plugins to do this, but none currently work together with a
> Android GUI. If you are interested in writing one I would be happy to support
> you from the plugin side.

Can you point me toward the existing plugins?  I'd like to know what's
possible visually.

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